Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Fluorine, Shroud or Viagra?

We've got a few fun films coming up on The Periodic Table of Videos.

But which would you like to see next? Simply vote using the small poll at the right hand side of this blog. (NOTE: THIS VOTE HAS NOW ENDED AND BEEN REMOVED - RESULTS BELOW)

The options are:

- Our first up close look at Fluorine (the most reactive element)

- The Professor's discussion of Viagra (including an amazing sample from the labs at Pfizer)

- A fascinating explanation of radiocarbon dating and the Turin Shroud, filmed on location in Italy


The winner will be uploaded in the next day or two. But don't worry, the losing videos will also appear soon after.

(POST SCRIPT: The winning video was Fluorine with 45% of the vote... Here's the video)

13 comments:

  1. ME LIKE!! Radiocarbon :)

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  2. Both fluorine and radiocarbon are very interesting.
    I like fluorine a bit more as it is the most reactive element.
    If I am right, even our professor haven't seen F2 before. I think it will be great if we can see some F2. =D

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  3. Think it would be interesting to hear Professor talk about HF.

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  4. I agree with Paul! HF would be interesting!!

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  5. Fluorine. I recently researched a small talk about fluorine, and In The Pipeline has a section called "Things I Won't Work With", which has stories about ClF3 and FOOF. I've also seen fluorine ignite a brick.

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  6. HF is absolutely mental stuff - bring it on!

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  7. I think any entry on the Chemistry of the Turin Shroud should include the possibility that it was created using a genuine photographic process in a room-size camera obscura. Either a genuinely crucified body was used, or a mannekin.

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  8. Definitely Fluorine. Like to see Pete handling _that_ ;-)

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  9. Definitely Fluorine!!! :)

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